Faculty Authors Q&A


Aimee Bender is a professor of English in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences. Her latest book is The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake.

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Highlights


Panelists largely drawn from USC’s faculty will consider the role of queer culture, art and activism in the City of Angels. Moderated by English and gender studies professor Chris Freeman, the panelists plan to cover the years from 1950 to the present, a groundbreaking period for the LGBTQ community, by any measure.

E-books revolutionize culture


Reading has a new face, and it’s now glare-resistant. And though not all book-lovers are on board with the new technology, e-readers offer certain indisputable benefits.

Reading habits in a state of flux


A recent USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll shows that e-readers are gaining ground on traditional print media, but USC students and university librarians tell a different story.

What we read is a picture of who we are


Books are all about learning and escaping to alternate realities — past or future, real or imaginary, possible or impossible. So what do the books that we are reading say about the state of our reality? More importantly, what do they say about us? Best-sellers lists, in a way, could be reflections of the national […]